Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Thursday, February 23, 2006

New Winery - Brian Carter Cellars

Brian Carter, winemaker at Apex Cellars for many years, has started his own winery. Among his many accomplishemnts, Brian is the only winemaker to receive the Grand Prize three times from the Seattle Wine Society. If his "Solesce" blends of past years are any indication, his new wines should be outstanding. Brian will be releasing five blends in March. A second label , which should be more affordable, will follow later this year. The five wines will be: 1) 2000 Solesce - a right bank, Merlot-dominated Bordeaux-style blend, 2) 2002 L"Etalon - a left bank Cabernet-dominated Boreaux blend, 3) 2002 Byzane - a Rhone style blend of Grenache and Syrah, 4) 2002 Tuttorossa - a Super-Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5) 2004 Oriana - a white blend. Production ultimately will be 7000 cases.


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